Issued: 0900 Wednesday 19th March 2020
Duty forecaster: Dr. Simon Keeling
Drier weather for a time, but then some rain next week
Higher pressure is going to be building through the course of the coming week. There will be dry weather, but some sunshine as well. Overnight frost is likely as skies become clearer. Areas of rain spreading into Scotland and Ireland next week, then slipping east through other areas.
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High pressure remains to the east with lower pressure south of Ireland. There will be cloud and rain in Ireland. Broken cloud over the rest of the UK, sunny spells in the west. It will be breezy across many areas, feeling cool in the breeze. Highs at 7 to 10C.
A cool day as an east to southeast flow affects all pats of the country. There will be some decent spells of sunshine in England and Wales. A few showers and some broken cloud may affect Scotland and Ireland. Temperatures at 8 to 11C.
Higher pressure remains on Monday. There will be good spells of sunshine for many, some broken cloud here and there, especially on eastern coasts. Cloud and outbreaks of rain in western Scotland. Tops near 8 to 11C after an early frost.
Fronts over Scotland and parts of Ireland and northern England bringing cloud and rain. The rain could be heavy in western Scotland. Drier in the south and east of England, but some drizzle over western coasts of Wales. Highs at 9 to 13C.
Fronts may pass east through Wednesday taking cloud and rain with them. There will be periods of rain slipping southeast through all areas. Showers in western Scotland and western Ireland. Some sunshine in the southeast. Highs at 9 to 15C.
A brighter day with a ridge of high pressure building through the country. There will be some bright or sunny spells, although some showers to the west. Highs at 9 to 12C.